| Jun 3, 2015

Tokyo stocks fall on profit-taking

Stocks lost further ground on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Wednesday, pressured by profit-taking after the recent rises. The 225-issue Nikkei average lost 69.68 points, or 0.34 percent, to close at 20,473.51. On Tuesday, the key market gauge shed 26.68 points. The Topix index ended ...

| May 28, 2015

Nikkei's win streak longest since '88

The key Nikkei average rose for a 10th consecutive trading day — its longest winning streak in about 27 years — to rewrite its 15-year closing high for a seventh straight session Thursday. Inspired by higher overseas equities and the yen’s weakness, 225-issue Nikkei ...

| May 25, 2015

Nikkei ends higher for fourth session

The benchmark Nikkei average rewrote its 15-year closing high for the fourth straight session on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Monday, boosted by purchases of export-oriented issues on the back of the yen’s weakening against the dollar. The 225-issue Nikkei average climbed 149.36 points, ...

Sharp shares plunge on capital reduction reports

May 11, 2015

Sharp shares plunge on capital reduction reports

Sharp Corp. shares briefly tumbled by the daily limit of ¥80 on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Monday morning, to slip below ¥200 for the first time since December 2012. The 31 percent fall to ¥178 per share came following reports that the struggling ...

| May 7, 2015

Nikkei slides after Wall Street drop

Stocks lost ground sharply Thursday on the Tokyo Stock Exchange after an overnight drop on Wall Street. The 225-issue Nikkei average shed 239.64 points, or 1.23 percent, to close at 19,291.99. On Friday, the key market gauge climbed 11.62 points. The Topix index of ...

Nikkei dives as U.S. slows, BOJ holds on stimulus

Apr 30, 2015

Nikkei dives as U.S. slows, BOJ holds on stimulus

Stocks in Tokyo posted steep losses Thursday as the Bank of Japan decided not to step up monetary easing, darkening investor sentiment already alarmed by weak U.S. gross domestic product data. The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average lost 538.94 points, or 2.69 percent, from Tuesday ...

| Apr 16, 2015

Tokyo stocks post modest rebound

Stocks rebounded modestly on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Thursday, helped by buying prompted by a halt in the yen’s strengthening against the dollar. The 225-issue Nikkei average climbed 16.01 points, or 0.08 percent, to close at 19,885.77. On Wednesday, the key market gauge ...